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An excellent example of Chastellux's map of the Chesapeake region, including parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, illustrating Chastellux's route through the region while serving under Rochambeau during the American Revolution.

The map exhibits his route from Williamsburg to the Alleghany Mountains and back. It names a number of small towns, court houses and churches on the route. Chastellux work has been described as the first trust-worthy record of life in the United States (Howes) and one of the most notable accounts of the American Revolutionary period. Chastellux came to America in 1780, where he served with honor for three years as Major-General with the French troops under the Comte de Rochambeau. He developed friendships and acquaintances with many officers in the victorious revolutionary army, and during his tour, visited Washington, La Fayette and Jefferson.

Monaghan, French Travellers in the United States 1765-1932, no. 1534. Howes C324. Sabin 12229.